When summertime arrives, you need things to do – and quickly. It’s a great opportunity to spend time as a family, but you also need to keep the kids entertained. Even though they can entertain themselves a lot of the time, it’s a good idea to have some days out planned so you can all have fun together. Residents of Surrey can find some brilliant things to do this summer for some valuable family time. Take a look at these things to do in summer in Surrey for 2018.

Nature and Wildlife Events

If you have children who love exploring nature and wildlife, you can choose from some great events this summer.

Jurassic Discovery at RHS Wisley – July 21st to September 2nd

Running all summer, this even is fantastic for any little dinosaur lovers. The event gives everyone a chance to explore Jurassic plants and insects, and even dinosaur footprints. There are activities every day, including a trail to follow, fossils to look for. Children under 5 (and RHS members) get in free.

Birdworld 50 Days of Summer – July 16th to September 3rd

This series of events running all summer at Birdworld includes a trail around the park, plus lots of daily things to do. There are arts and crafts sessions, feeding sessions and flying displays, animal encounters and Punch and Judy shows too.

Speedy Things

If you’re a family that loves watching things go super fast, try one of these events.

Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold Aerodrome – August 25th-26th

This bank holiday weekend event is your chance to see flying displays from the Red Arrows and more. There are some great vehicles on the ground too, with a 2-hour motoring show, a couple of fun parades – and even a monster truck offering rides.

Brooklands Motorcycle Show – July 1st

If motorcycles are more your thing, head to the Brooklands Museum to admire some of the best specimens. Watch pre-war bikes take on modern machines as they tackle Test Hill.

Fetes and Festivals

Joining in with a fun gathering is always a good way to spend a summer day. Check out these fetes and festivals in Surrey this summer.

Guildford Summer Festival – June 8th to August 12th

Guildford summer festival runs all summer, and there’s plenty to do. From cycle races to theatre and the crafts fair, there’s something for all the family. Just turn up on a day that suits you.

GoFest South, Guildford – July 21st and 22nd

This event at Surrey Sports Park features 50 activities related to sports dance and fitness, and there’s something for absolutely everyone. It’s an inclusive event, so suitable for all the family, regardless of age or ability. Go along to have a go or just to watch.

Mini Monster Fest – August 5th

This miniature music festival for kids is a first for Surrey. But even though it’s a new event, there are some classic things to do. Enjoy the face painting, bouncy castles, raffles, and lots of fun and games.

There’s plenty to do with the family in Surrey this summer. Just pick something that suits you.